Thursday, September 07, 2006
Adjagas - great Sámi music
Follow this link to listen to and read about the Norwegian/Sámi band called Adjagas - their music is a combination between electronica and folk, with the traditional Sámi yoik as the pivotal point. I have little knowledge about their traditional music, but their music is breathtakingly beautiful, quiet, manylayered, and makes an impression on every listener.
Adjagas is a Sámi word for the state between being awake and sleeping, when your senses are more open to the dream-state than in your normal awaken state.
By the way, the Sámis are the rural people in the North of Scandinavia - Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. They call their land Sápmi.